Where movies and games intersect, CHUD has already brought you the big news of the weekend, but I’ll reiterate them here in case you feel such loyalty to me that you read no articles apart from those with my byline: Edward Norton will be Dr. Bruce Banner in the next Hulk flick, and Michael Bay has been suckered in by the cash-grab angst of Warrior Within to direct a Prince of Persia movie.
Handheld folks who have deprived themselves of a DS have been sorely deprived of courtroom histrionics, and adventure games in general. To fill that niche, whether the niche wants filling or not, Pheonix Wright publisher Capcom has announced their acquisition of the Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law license. The game, based on the occasionally funny Adult Swim cartoon, will be appearing on the PS2 and the PSP. The actual style of gameplay hasn’t been revealed, so it could end up being something shitty like the Family Guy game instead of something insanely fun. The developer, High Voltage, has, in the past, adapted White Wolf’s Hunter: The Reckoning RPG to a moderately successful action offering, and failed abyssmally to capture any of what made Leisure Suit Larry enjoyable.
In related news, the endlessly satisfying Ace Attorney series will return with another installment for the DS this September.
The Xbox Live Marketplace has just received the first five episodes of Rooster Teeth’s machinima series Red vs Blue, available for 80 MS points ($1) apiece. I’m so fucking confused. Nobody’s particularly upset about this pricing, even though you only get about eight minutes of entertainment for your buck. I’m starting to believe that I would function much better in a barter economy.
I’m not sure if there are any games coming out this week I’d trade a goat for:
Pocket Pool (you don’t need a PSP for that)
Classic Action: Devilish
Eureka Seven Vol. 2: The New Vision
Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT 2